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Why American Eagle Might End Its Flying Days

Why American Eagle Might End Its Flying Days
Courtesy American Airlines

The airline that once handled nearly all the regional flying for American Airlines is likely to shrink into a company that merely transfers luggage and refuels other airlines’ jets.

American Eagle—one of the world’s largest regional airlines—had sought wage-freeze concessions from pilots in exchange for adding 60 new, larger Embraer jets and speeding the career path for Eagle pilots to move to American Airlines. But this week the local chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association declined to forward that contract to American Eagle’s 2,600 pilots for a vote.